Author(s): Gilbert DM
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Abstract After 40 years of searching for the eukaryotic replicator sequence, it is time to abandon the concept of 'the' replicator as a single genetic entity. Here I propose a 'relaxed replicon model' in which a positive initiator-replicator interaction is facilitated by a combination of several complex features of chromatin. An important question for the future is whether the positions of replication origins are simply a passive result of local chromatin structure or are actively localized to coordinate replication with other chromosomal activities.
This article was published in Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol
and referenced in Journal of Cell Science & Therapy